Therapy Focus will be closed from 3pm on Friday 21 December, 2018. Regular office hours will resume at 8am on Wednesday 2 January, 2019. For emergency equipment repairs please contact suppliers directly via information provided in this post.
The Centre for Emotional Health at Macquarie University are currently recruiting for the ‘Cool Kids – Taking Control’ National Trial. ‘Cool Kids – Taking Control’ is an online self-help program that is designed to help children (7-11 years) who have been targets of bullying and who also have high levels of anxiety.
Every two years Therapy Focus invites people accessing our services to provide feedback by completing a survey. The most recent survey was completed in July 2018 and results show that Therapy Focus is largely meeting customer expectations, with room to improve in certain areas.
With the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) rolling out in WA, people are asking whether dietetic services can be accessed using NDIS funding. Therapy Focus Dietitian Maddie Todd outlines how dietetics can be accessed under the NDIS and the types of support available.
11 year-old Sofia Schiaffini has won an award for her speech about autism in this year’s Speak Up Awards. The Anne Hamersley Primary School student outperformed 150 other students to make it to the finals of the interschool public speaking competition.
The way Therapy Focus bills for services funded by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing from 1 October. These changes will bring prices in line with the 2018-19 NDIS Price Guide.
Curtin University PhD student Jacintha Hee is conducting a study to investigate factors that contribute to good mental health and wellbeing, as well as factors that contribute to mental ill-health. Jacintha is particularly interested in factors that influence the quality of life of people with a disability.
We are looking for adults on the autism spectrum who attended mainstream schooling to take part in an emotion recognition project. The project aims to determine if computer-based program and/or an online mentoring will be beneficial for adults on the autism spectrum to understand how emotions are typically recognised and explore potential strategies to cope with certain social situations.
Imagine what it would be like if you were unable to speak or had difficulty getting your message across. Anyone can experience communication difficulties, but it is something that many people living with disability face.
Curtin University researchers are looking for families of children with a disability that have feeding or swallowing issues to participate in a study that examines support structures and lived experiences.
This research project explores the decision-making experiences of family members who are
legally appointed guardians of individuals with intellectual disability on issues relating to
prescription of neuroleptic or anti-psychotic medication and challenging behaviour.
Prior to accessing supports through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), 16 year-old Hau Le struggled to verbalise how he felt and what he wanted, which affected everyday tasks like ordering food or catching a bus.
Geraldine Punch is a nan, mother, mentor and foster carer. She has welcomed more than 17 boys into her home over a number of years to help provide them with an education, a life free from crime and a loving family.
Our specialist continence team, PEBBLES, often hear the question; ‘what funding is available for continence products?’ There are a number of different funding options available, but it’s important to check that you meet eligibility criteria to see whether it’s the right option for you.
There are many misconceptions and myths surrounding incontinence. So to help people better understand some of the commonly misunderstood areas of incontinence, Continence Nurse Karina from Therapy Focus’ PEBBLES Team has shared the facts
It’s National Volunteer Week and today we are celebrating Santosha Robertson. Santosha has been involved with Therapy Focus for almost 5 years and has been a regular face at many of our events and activities.
Due to her sensory issues surrounding food, eating was often a struggle for 8-year-old Layla Bonser. Her family were desperate to find answers to best support her, and engaged in services with the MEAHLS team at Therapy Focus.
Earlier this year, Therapy Focus clinicians Sulin Ng and Christine Bosch travelled to California as part of a two week study tour with Achieve Kids. As part of the program Sulin and Christine visited disability service organisations and attended the “Autism through the Life Span” Conference held at Stanford University.
Therapy Focus has condemned a recommendation made for the pricing of therapy services in an Independent Pricing Review Report endorsed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), saying it will lead to poorer outcomes for people living with disability.
On Friday 5 April, the same day the United Nations met to discuss the importance of empowering women and girls with autism, the Margaret River Chocolate Company opened its doors to a group of young girls with autism, offering them a lesson in chocolate making.
Therapy Focus Occupational Therapist Kahlia Wingfield is working with Curtin University’s Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance (AASQA) to help young people on the Autism spectrum find employment in the area of software testing.